Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone made history on Saturday, marking his record 613th game with the club with a resounding 6-1 victory over Sevilla.
In what was his first start for the team, new arrival Memphis Depay scored two quick-fire goals in the 23rd and 26th minutes to put his side in the driving seat. Antoine Griezmann and Yannick Carrasco scored after the half-time break before the substitute Alvaro Morata added two goals to wrap up the victory.
“It’s hard to explain the emotions, you can’t put into words what you feel inside,” Simeone stated after the game. “It’s hard to explain the emotions, you can’t put into words what you feel inside.”
Following the victory, Simeone also extends his record for most wins by an Atletico Madrid manager. His tally now stands at 359, thereby leading second-placed Luis Aragones who amassed 308 wins.
With this victory, Atletico takes their points total up to 45, putting them firmly in third place and keeping them in contention for a Champions League qualification spot.